Grammy Nominees Revealed; Frank Ocean, Drake & 2 Chainz Among Those Nominated

Frank Ocean leads all 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominees with 6 nominations while Hip Hop is represented throughout with The Roots, Drake, Nas, Jay-Z & Kanye West.

Grammy season is upon us once again. Of course, many names from the Hip Hop sphere are making appearances on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees list. 

Drake and Lil Wayne appear for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Jay-Z and Kanye West do the same for their Watch the Throne collaborations. Nas is also included in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Album. 

Along with Nas in that category will be several other big names in Hip Hop. Drake's Take Care, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 and 2 Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story albums are also nominated. The Roots' latest release undun and Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't round out that category.

Frank Ocean is the most recognized in this year's nominees list. Ocean has six nominations including Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Album of the Year for Channel Orange.

Awards will be presented on February 10. The event will be held in Los Angeles, California's Staples Center.  

Album of the Year
El Camino – The Black Keys
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss – Jack White

Record of the Year
“Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“The A Team” – Ed Sheeran
“Adorn” – Miguel
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

Best New Artist
Hunter Hayes
Frank Ocean
Alabama Shakes
The Lumineers
fun.

Best R&B Performance
“Thank You” – Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi
“I Want You” – Luke James
“Adorn” – Miguel
“Climax” – Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Lately” – Anita Baker
“Love On Top” – Beyoncé
“Wrong Side Of A Love Song” – Melanie Fiona
“Real Good Hands” – Gregory Porter
“If Only You Knew” – SWV

Best R&B Song
“Adorn” – Miguel
“Beautiful Surprise” – Tamia
“Heart Attack” – Trey Songz
“Pray For Me” – Anthony Hamilton
“Refill” – Elle Varner

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Fortune – Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back – R. Kelly
Beautiful Surprise – Tamia
Open Invitation – Tyrese

Best Rap Performance
“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” – Nas
“Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” – Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Wild Ones” – Flo Rida Featuring Sia
“No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” – John Legend featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” – Nas featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” – Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song
“Daughters” – Nas
“Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale featuring Miguel
“Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“The Motto” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Young, Wild & Free” – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album
Take Care – Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good – Nas
Undun – The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain [Live]” – Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake” – Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been” – Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Shake It Out” – Florence + the Machine
“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” – LMFAO
“Payphone” – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Dan Auerbach
Jeff Bhasker
Diplo
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

Best Short Form Music Video
“Houdini” – Foster The People
“No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
“Bad Girls” – M.I.A.
“We Found Love” – Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
“Run Boy Run” – Woodkid

RELATED: Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

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256 Comments

  • Ark

    The grammy's are a joke. The Roots better win that shit.

  • BG

    I wonder why Jeezy didn't get a nod? He went gold off of barely any promo.

  • smh

    LOL the grammys are a joke....Based on a tru story nominated for best rap album right next to artists like the roots??lmao I dont know if ts a bad look for hip hop, the grammys or both

  • shh

    IF IT WERE UP TO YALL HATERZ.. THERE WOULD BE NO PUBLIC ENNEMY OR NWA...TDC_C!

  • shh

    TO ALL THE SAIGON AND EAST COAST HATERZ!...

  • shh

    BEST RAP ALBUM DRAKE OR LUPE FIASCO.... much respect to NAS...however,...in 2012 DRAKE WON THE CHARTS LUPE did THE UNHEARD OF.. ALL BLACK ALBUM NO SONG TITLES and paved the way for KL to make HISTORY with GK,MC!....TDC_C

  • Anonymous

    "Where's Saigon when we need him???" Probably recording his next album, "Kmart Bound".

  • FuKKK RiKKK Ross

    2 Chainz and Rick Ross? Where's Saigon when we need him???

  • Anonymous

    "Cool story, bro. Tell it to somebody who cares" You cared enough to respond.

  • Drake

    Hey y'all wussup. This is Aubrey Drake Graham AKA the Jewish Sensation AKA Drizzy AKA Drake. I just wanna y'all to know that my man Frank inspired me to be true to myself. This is why here on HHDX I would like to announce that...I'M COMING OUT! YESSS...YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST....I'M A FLAMING HOMOSEXUAL! So if you hate on Frank Ocean u hating on me too. Holla @ Russell Simmons...when r u coming out Russell? Anyway, Peace!

    • Russell Simmons

      Just because I divorced a fine ass exotic woman and I'm always single and I'm effeminate and I hate the smell of pussy (right the animal) doesn't mean that I'm gay...shiiish!

  • Big Dan

    Obviously, with something like this its all subjective, but the fffing voting committee for the Grammys just seems to like weirdos. They always try to shock and this year, they have their poster boy. I have not heard FO's album, so I will not knock it and say he does not deserve to be up there, but common! If he did not make so much noise for being a freaking nasty bisexual, would he even have garnered any nominations? His album did not have any impact, total sales (I know he had a decent first week but..) or content wise so what's this about? They not only had to injure, but they threw insults in there as well by nominating him for the top two awards. The entire field is eh, but with Mumford and Sons, Black Keys and possibly Jack White, I think we might be spared and he avoids Album of the Year. With Taylor Swift needing a whole wing in her house for all the grammys she has won already, he has a very good chance with Record of the year. Again, hope he gets shut out though. Best rap album, my money goes on 1, the roots, second best chance, Nas. If I am wrong, then aaaargh, Drake gets to win a Grammy!

    • Err...

      Man, you really don't get it, lol. In case you don't keep up with shit, Frank Ocean's album got MASS critical acclaim. The sales were on par for a mainstream rnb album, and Thinkin' Bout You was a big record. You want the Grammys to say, "That nigga Frank is gay, fuck him"? Content wise, Channel Orange is pretty damn creative, and the album overall is a great listen. You can argue that Frank did the "I'm Bi" thing as a publicity move, but if you heard a few of the last tracks on his album, you'd realize that he would've been forced to address his sexuality after fans heard a track like "Forrest Gump". Overall, the guy makes good music, and because of that, he's nominated.

  • Shania Twain

    "Nas cried when he heard Against All Odds" So what? He still deserves those Grammy's.

  • Good morning bitches!

    Y'all sound like bitches complaining about the Grammy's. We all know they are a white awards. They are for rappers that are not accepted, respected or didn't make it in the black community like 2 Chainz, Drake, etc. So they fill some sort of accomplishment being nominated.

    • 2 Centz (not related to 2 Chainz)

      This younger generation don't care about or listen to Nas. The Roots got a gig at the Jimmy Fallon show but they don't make bangers either. So they are not really popular. They don't get any exposure except at the Grammys which I agree it's a white awards.

    • @OP

      I think GMB meant NOT popular but it's true Nas and Roots are very well respected and accepted.

    • That's Reality For You

      ^^ Yeah, right. Keep dreaming. I doubt anyone in the hood knows who the Roots are.

    • Errr...

      Obviously 2 Chainz is not going to win, and if you noticed, The Roots and Nas are nominated...i think they are "respected and accepted" by the black community.

    • Good morning bitches!

      I'm living in a world where 2 Chainz gets nominated for a Grammy...bitch!

    • Errr..

      What world do you live in?

  • JAIBEEZ

    Grammy's SHOULD be for music that has garnished CRITICAL ACCLAIM. But there is some good pop music out there so it has its place in there too. My 31 yr old brother in law loves 2 Chains because he's "funny" Life is Good is an amazing album. Nas is probably my favorite and I have to say this is his most complete album. I think he may have solidified himself as the best ever with this project. He has some good competition, but if anything, he should get a couple on the strength of his body of work. He has such a diverse catalog and his music has SUBSTANCE. Shoot, Distant Relatives is an all-time classic that really should have- and in another time would have- changed the entire music game. Just saw Nas and Lauryn Hill last month and his live show is light years ahead of where it was too. He has grown as a man and artist; you can really hear it in his music. He is the voice of the people, especially thinking brothers like myself. Peace to everyone and all you youngins, please do something with your life...we need you!!

  • Notorious H.A.T.E.R.

    Can't deny it. That faggot can sing. He has my vote. No homo.

    • LOL

      "tolerance" is a retarded term. It means that you u tolerate someone, like ur on the verge of snapping and beating their ass, u sound like a suburban white hoe "there needs to be more tolerance"..haha fuck outta here, ya queef stain

    • @Real Man

      Just come out the closet u faggot!

    • Anonymous

      No homo??? I'm sure you sing along to his gay ass lyrics. Was he singing about you? No homo...u homo!

    • Real Man

      That's an ugly word to use man. I'm a married straight guy, but we need more tolerance in the world, there is no need to spew hatred. Grow up.

  • YouSerious?

    I'd be disappointed if that corny group "fun." wins more than one award, because I think that "We are Young" song is just some uninspired, unoriginal noise. Would be nice to see Frank Ocean take Record of the Year, maybe even Album of the Year. Still waiting for the day where an entirely hip-hop album is nominated and WINS Album of the Year, but that's probably a pipe dream since Eminem couldn't win it back with "The Marshal Mathers Lp" and he was against zero competition. Oh well.

  • Anonymous

    not tha ex officer or 2chainz bullshit

  • Anonymous

    i really hope that nas wins

  • K-Ruz

    Since we Putin erethang with acronyms i think P.L -UTF, F.S - PQPM and C.M-JJH shoulda been on that nomination list shiiiiiit why Can't just say Kendrick, Lupe, Saigon huh?? yo'll making me M.A.D with all this B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.

  • tumi

    The grammys are a joke. how in the world is God Forgives, i Don't or Based on a TRu better than The dreamer, The believer? where, how? can they please explain that to me. I guess based on this, take care will win the Grammy ahead of Life Is good, Undun and Food & liquor. In a fair world, 1 of those 3 should win the Grammy.

    • YouSerious?

      If the Grammys were about artistic ability and originality alone, Undun would win. However, its a mix of both critical acclaim and mainstream appeal (within the artist's respective genre). Therefore, Drake's the favorite because Take Care is the highest selling of these albums while having a fair amount of critical success as well. Personally, I would love if Nas won it, but it is what it is. 2Chainz has no grounds for being on this list of nominations, however.

  • shh

    after ONE DIRECTION RIRI AKEYZ NOW..WIZ KHALIFA....(145,000)...above 125,000 HIP HOP finally back to number 1..*smile..TDC_C

  • shh

    congrats to WIZ KHALIFA....145,000 copies...HIP HOP back to number.. WHO WILL END THIS YEAR?..#RAY OF LIGHT..TDC_C RIP RAY CHARLES..*smile

  • shh

    up next CRUEL WINTER VS TROUBLE MAN *this goes "beyond" albums sales #THIS IS a "TITANic" battle best album 2006 TIP best album 2007 YEEZY best album 2008 TIP(PAPER TRAIL.the real TIP) best album 2009 MIKEJAC THRILLER..RIP THE KING OF POP *hoorable mention ey3 LOOK 2U...WHITNEY "THE VOICE" HOUSTON RIP best album 2010..WIZ KHALIFA.....ROLLING PAPER(BLACK & YELLOW GMIX)..THE TRANSITION..*honorable mention DEAL OR NO DEAL best album 2011..."LAST TRAIN TO PARIS"...DIDDY DERRTY $$$ pave the way for SELF MADE 2....& LOOKING 4 MYSELF(BEST R&B/POP ALBUM 2012)..... best albums 2012 thru 2013: GSNT2 SAIGON GK,MC KL F&L2 LUPE CRUEL WINTER VS TROUBLE MAN..etc...*smile TDC_C

  • shh

    2013 contenders SAIGON GSNT2(NO C.RAP) KL GK,MC (NO C.RAP)..pioneer of TRAPP/HOP..(thanX TIP)

  • shh

    CONGRATS TO DRAKE "TAKE CARE"...and HUGE PROPS TO LUPE FIASCO's "F&L2".....RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR(2012)

  • LOL

    If 2 Chainz wins best rap album then the Grammys is filled with Incompetent fucks who don't know music and Hip Hop is in real trouble, that album lacked substance for real... Drake might just take it EVERYBODY LOVES DRAKE... Which is sad

  • NEXTLEVEL

    Nas is the King of rap,but he in a tight position with YMCMB and ROCK NATION around him!!...Jay prolly walikng away with something n that Drake!...Though Esco deserves this,it gon be a disappointing night again!....FUCK Grammy's, FUCK Mtv,...FUCK BET even....Life is good.

  • LOL

    How will the Grammys explain to us how a song like "Daughters" loses in it's categories? It was ignorant enough? It didn't brag or talk about cars and bitches? didn't have 2 or 4 features on a song?

  • Fuck the Grammys

    The grammy don't make sense sometimes. So Frank Ocean is up for the Record of the Year, but not for the Best R and B record? How does that make sense when "Thinking about you" is a R and B record? So don't be surprised if Nas doesn't win anything and everything goes to Drake and The Throne. The only think they did right was not give Nicki Minaj a damn thing with her selling out. But Nas deserves to win all categories because it was a good album, creative and lyric wise. And being a pure hip hop album.

  • Anonymous

    Nas has to win this...the nigga hasn't won anything, and has deserved to several times in the past. But Common was snubbed, fuck the academy forreal for not nominating The Dreamer The Believer even once.

  • Anonymous

    "just cause it wasn't nominated for best picture doesn't make that irrelevant" But it says alot about how the academy thinks. Nominate the two stars, yet snub the movie and the director. Think for once in your life, man.

  • wzrd

    Fuck the Grammy's, they've disrespected so many legends by not even nominating them for an award over the years. It's all based off of mainstream success which is bs, it should be based off of critical acclaim. 2chainz & Rick Ross dnt deserve Grammy nods period. The bias towards heavy mainstream is artist is ridiculous...It should be called "Most Popular Music Awards" because music w/actual substance wnt be considered unlesss they get major radio play or have a reputation like Nas. How can any1 say this shit is fair?

    • HK

      the bias is ridiculous? NEGRO THE ROOTS GOT FUCKING NOMINATED. and YMCMB won nothing last year. not a single damn thing. but you whining ass niggas will point to the smallest thing and cry foul all over again. I'm not sayin the Grammys are perfect but they do some(1 or 2) things right each year, but moreso to say they're biased towards mainstream success IS what's ridiculous, considering three years ago some random black broad won over Drake & Justin Bieber for best new artist. oh nobody remembers that shit right. always with the negative

  • kashmiri ryder

    best rap album is lupe fiasco no doubt.....you already know this.....u dont gotta give em grammy to let everybody know

    • shh

      LUPE FIASCO defeating KANYE WEST(CRUEL SUMMER) 2.) was the first "REAL HIP HOP MC" to do 6 digit album sales 3.)HE "BOUNCED BACK from LASERS" 4.)HE MADE LUPend 5.)HE PUT CHIEF KEEF incheck..*smile

  • anonymous

    The Advocate - Intro to Nothing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1QxpY6U7jA The Advocate - Hip Hop Rap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY_FGDVKpAI Support the Underground!!!

  • nuc

    remember last yr when the grammys 100% snubbed DISTANT RELATIVES? haha, SMH. Nas better collect some awards, his album is far beyond others in its categories lyrically, and production is classic throwback. they need to redeem themselves after last years distant relatives snub

  • Just A Proud Nigga From Seattle

    It's official, y'all: weed is legalized in Washington.

  • fkr

    IF DRAKE, 2CHAINZ, OR RICK ROSS WIN BEST RAP ALBUM IM MOVING OUT OF THE COUNTRY!

  • SDK

    ESCO LETS GO TIME IS NOW RAP MUSIC NEEDS THIS FUCKING GRAMMY

  • Jeremiah

    Rick Ross and 2Chainz... but no Kendrick. -___- fuck this world

  • yeaaahh

    Some of these comments show how ignorant and closed-minded some of you are. You call something trash because it's popular AFTER admitting not even listening to it. I understand everyone has their own taste but don't call something garbage because you're not a fan of it. This is a pretty good list overall.

  • gzlw

    why not- kendrick jay rock schoolboy ab soul tech n9ne ace hood big krit hopsin dizzy wright mayday rittz \/\/\/ wtf?!?!?!

  • Drake

    Hellooooooooooooooo.....I'M GAY!!!

  • Drake

    Did y'all see my last post...damn...a nigga don't gets respect when he trying to come out and shit. I SAID I'M COMING OUT!

  • Anonymous

    "why is rick ross on that list" Pure God given talent.

  • Fuck Queensbridge

    All you Nas fans should see how gay he is http://www.complex.com/music/2012/11/50-things-you-didnt-know-about-nas/cried-when-2pac-dissed-him

  • Anonymous

    "Yet he's got an Oscar" For a movie that wasn't even nominated for Best Picture. It's ok for you to admit your brain hasn't fully developed enough for these kind of debates.

  • Str8-H8

    DAMN! Now dis nigga Drake is gonna take all them awards...LOL

  • Anonymous

    "Most of them that listen to Drake also listen to Justin Bieber and vice-versa" Do you have pie charts to back this up?

  • Drake

    Hey y'all wussup. This is Aubrey Drake Graham AKA the Jewish Sensation AKA Drizzy AKA Drake. I just wanna y'all to know that my man Frank inspired me to be true to myself. This is way here on HHDX I would like to announce that...I'M COMING OUT! YESSS...YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST....I'M A FLAMING HOMOSEXUAL! So if you hate on Frank Ocean u hating on me too. Holla @ Russell Simmons...when r u coming out Russell? Anyway, Peace!

    • Russell Simmons

      Just because I divorced a fine ass exotic woman and I'm always single and I'm effeminate and I hate the smell of pussy (right the animal) doesn't mean that I'm gay...shiiish!

  • Fukthagrammys

    This is why i dont listen to the radio all this shit is garbage. Grammys are not earned they are purchased!

  • Fuck Queensbridge

    Nas with 4 nominations?!?! That's the worst shit since Nappy Roots.

  • West LA

    Give NaS a fucking Grammy please man!! The man deserves it. Fuck Drake and Take Care but they will proly get that one..

  • RC

    I really hope Nas finally gets the grammy he deserves, Life Is Good is honestly head & shoulders above he competition in the all those respective catagories, hopefully the judges aren't a bunch of dickriders and acknowledge true talent.

    • Word!!

      As much as l want Nas to win for a good album, the dickriders are going to give it to Drake and The Throne because of radio spins. I would be surprise if Daughters beats Niggas in Paris. I just don't see how Nas can go against big machines like Drake and Jay Z, Kanye. And you know Drake gets the radio love, it's going to be tough for Nas.

  • Anonymous

    55th grammys are gonna suck. BIG TIME.

  • Grammys AreAJoke

    How the Fuck Did 2 Chainz Get Nominated For A Grammy! Dude is wack as fuck!

  • Anonymous

    Last year Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy didn't get nominated for Best Album. Hip-Hop stop caring about the Grammys because they don't care about you.

  • Anonymous

    Nas deserves to win one of the nominations but will lose because the Grammys will only care about Drake and Wayne its a joke.

  • freddy m

    Rap album of the year is rediculous!!!! I cant fuckin beleive it . Where the fuck is kendrick lamar's gkmc album???? r u serious? the roots..who the fuck listens to the roots?? 2 chainz..a fucking joke and rick ross..horrible album but for what hes accomplished, its debatable. gkmc was the best album of the year. i guess thats why its labled as "rap" album of the year. they obviously dont know shit about hip hop! not even a nomination? r u fucking kidding me?? nas is my only hope for that one

    • prof x savior

      You child. Undun is definitely one of the best rap albums of the year. The roots deserves this nomination. Just because you nor your peers haven't heard it, it shouldn't be on the list? Juvenile. Listen to it before you judge it.

    • fuk kenny

      Plus that album is way over rated! Kids these days are retarded!

    • Anonymous

      GKMC didn't get nominated because his album missed the deadline. It'll get nominated next year.

  • Anonymous

    so you're telling me ross has one of the best rap albums of the year? GET THE FUCK OUTA HERE THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT

  • Kramer

    why isnt Aesop Rock on this list? but 2 chainz is......

  • Kramer

    2 Chainz is horrible. I dont understand why hes so popular

  • Anonymous

    How the fuck does 2chainz get a grammy nomination? I know this award is a joke, but I've never heard a good verse from him. Am I crazy??? WTF is wrong with people these days

  • theblackvangogh

    frank knew that gay shit would work.

    • Frank Ocean

      Helloooooooo...like why y'all hating on meeeeah? Me and my boyfriend Jay Kid are gonna fly to my penthouse after the Grammy's and use those trophees as dildos......haterrrrrrrrrrrrrsssssssssssssssss!!!

    • Str8-H8

      Listen here 'GAY Kid 2 Fly'. No one here is questioning Mrs. Ocean personal life. The comment was that his strategy to come out before the Grammy's had something to do with all his nominations (which by the way was not even nominated in any of the R&B categories). This is questionable. AND MY COMMENT was directed to the GRAMMY's. So I'm sure Mrs. Ocean will thank u with his dick on ur mouth.

    • Str8-H8

      Listen here 'GAY Kid 2 Fly'. No one here is questioning Mrs. Ocean personal life. The comment was that his strategy to come out before the Grammy's had something to do with all his nominations (which by the way was not even nominated in any of the R&B categories). This is questionable. AND MY COMMENT was directed to the GRAMMY's.

    • Str8-H8

      Listen here "GAY Kid 2 Fly". No one here is questioning Mrs. Ocean personal life. The comment was that his strategy to come out before the Grammy's had something to do with all his nominations (which by the way was not even nominated in any of the R&B categories). This is questionable. AND MY COMMENT was directed to the GRAMMY's.

    • Jay Kid 2 Fly

      Eff how you feel about Mr. Ocean's personal life, he's on the grind and it's about time that people have noticed his artistic ability. Don't be mad that you're on the garage level, instead of in a penthouse.

    • Str8-H8

      I know. The Grammy's should rename to "Come out of the closet" Awards and change that trophee to a dick coming out of the closet.

  • DJboutit

    Nas & K Rinino's first album are the best 2 albums of the yr. How the fuck are you gonna put 2 Chainz Drake Lupe Fiasco & Rick Ross on that list GFTO grammies are shit now fuck them Drake will win albums of the yr even though his faggot azz is more r&b pop nobody in there right mind calls him a rapper

    • Anonymous

      Lupe is good tho..

    • Str8-H8

      OK plz let's close this Drake chapter here. My nigga @Ny-Harlem made a comment down below and said it best about Drake. This is his quote: "...But now he just seems to put out nothing but RandB songs and he spit harder shit on other people shit then his own. In the end when he rhymes about hard shit its hard to take him serious. Also i don't think no man is as over sensitive as he is in his music. I just think Drake needs to stay in his lane. Dude is all over the place and he claim to be that nigga spitting that soft bullshit. Then he spit some shake your ass pop that pussy with French Montana. He got skills no denying but he comes off real lame. But lame is in now so its cool."

    • Anonymous

      "85% to 90% of Drake's fans are 13 to 17 yr old girls..." Most of them that listen to Drake also listen to Justin Bieber and vice-versa.

    • LOL

      ^^Dude your comment will be removed. You mentioned the J word and that is anti-semitic.

    • DJboutit

      85% to 90% of Drake's fans are 13 to 17 yr old girls they listen to him because he is a r&b pop artist

    • @G-Dot

      Well, the thing about Drake is that he came from Degrassi. He's an actor, and acted all the way through his rapping (cough...singing) career. This is why he can rap, sing, thug at the same damn time. Don't u see that? C'mon! Plus he Jewish which means he is entitled to EVERYTHING!

    • G-Dot

      I agree with your Drake comment. I just don't get why people don't see through him and figure out that he making himself something he is not (a rapper or thug), and then turn around and sing. I'm not hating but I know dat most of his fans are females and white.

  • Oh

    Please oh Lord, let Life is Good win this. Nas deserves a Grammy after all.

  • Anonymous

    - Funny how Frank Ocean 6 nomination, yet neglected in every R&B category - best R&B Album: R. Kelly or Anthony Hamilton. Only. - for Jay-Z & Kanye, one Grammy guaranteed (not necessarily together) - Nas should won after all these years, surprising to see the love for Daughters - Take Care had a few great track, yet a weak (HYFR) gets nominated - 2 Chainz Nominated to Grammy = JOKE - strongest category is arguably Best Rap Album - speaking of that, where is Common's The Dreamer/The Believer? - a lot of traditional category is weak in this year - Jeff Bhasker did it again, he should because of fun.

  • Redman

    What's "Urban Contemporary"?

  • Broke Ass Nigga From Newark

    "Frank Ocean leads all 55th Annual Grammy Awards nominees with 6 nominations" He's barely win one. Only reason he was nominated is because he said it was gay, since the Grammys love some controversy.

    • @LL Cool J

      You da ho nigga. U know u sucked enoff dicks to get dat Grammy u old piece of shit. Cannibus murder yo ass in 2nd round knockout! Now u trying to come back with an album wit yo rinkled ass. U won't sell...biotch!

    • G-Dot

      @Broke Ass Nigga From Newark...u r so right my nigga! and someone above just said: "- Funny how Frank Ocean 6 nomination, yet neglected in every R&B category" Which I came to the conclusion that the Grammys are gay! That shit is fixed!

    • LL Cool J

      Bitch nigga.

  • Milehighkid303

    RESPECT to the Roots, but FOR ME, this is where it stops. If these "Grammy" nominations DO NOT speak to the state of Hip Hop.........boy......I don't know what does......besides that list of fuckery Complex mag just put out a bit ago.......

  • Fuck Queensbridge

    LOL at Nas fans being on denial. Face it, y'all, this nigga won't get shit, the Grammy's will go to either Drake or Rick Ross.

    • ^

      Maybe you didn't notice the last thing I said where I said, "though they have given awards to people based on the latter and many great artists never got nominated for/win Grammys" Meaning the Grammys made mistakes and giving Lil Wayne 4 Grammys was one of those mistakes.

    • Fuck Queensbridge

      ^^ Then how the fuck Lil Wayne's got 4???

    • @OP

      Hey, retard. This isn't the VMAs or the BET Awards where you get to vote. This is the GRAMMYS. They give awards based on talent, not popularity (though they have given awards to people based on the latter and many great artists never got nominated for/win Grammys).

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me? Neither Drake or Ross will win it. Nas will win that one.

  • Anonymous

    Based on the nominees if Nas doesnt get the nod that'll be some BS.

  • Anonymous

    No T-Minus for producer of the year......... No section 80 or GKMC for rap album/album of the year.. Undun isn't in AOTY...............

  • Fuck Queensbridge

    "hahaha 2 chainz and ross got 1 nomination each while nas got 4." And still he won't win any.

  • Anonymous

    "The difference between Denzel and Ross? Denzel is more diverse and multi-dimensional, while Ross is still stuck in one bubble." ...nigga wut??? Denzel multi-dimentional...were u just born. Just follow his career. Is he known for horror, comedy, animation, musical, romance or the rest of the movie genres??? NO HE IS NOT! He is mostly known for at most 2 different movie genres. And that's over a 20 year span. Ross has been in the game for less than 7 years. Let the nigga Ross grow. I'll tell you that 3 more albums like this he will be tire of rapping about the same shit and will evolve. Stop hatin' GFID is da shit! Cinematic movie just like GKMC.

    • ^

      I'll give credit to his producers, but Ross is just weak, period.

    • @ @OP

      I don't personally know Rick Ross so I can't say he sucks. GFID has some pretty good tracks and I'm not a fan either. I did like his 1st album and his last. The rest in between they sucked!

    • Anonymous

      Not a fan but just give credit where credit is due.

    • @OP

      You have to be the biggest, most retarded Rick Ross stan. Rick Ross sucks and so does GFID. That shit ain't no movie, it's a shitty, generic rap album.

    • Anonymous

      True dat! I think if Rick Ross would be a real gangsta in real life it would validate his music and people would like him. Just saying.

    • Str8-H8

      I regret to say it but based on music alone and not his private life...GFID is good. Believe me this goes against my nature, I mean look at my name (Str8-H8). Not hatin on Zel either...he da shit! So wat if he only plays gansta and drama movies. He good!

  • Anonymous

    "He plays the same role in almost every movie." And Ross plays the same role on every song.

  • Anonymous

    "Denzel is more diverse and multi-dimensional" He plays the same role in almost every movie.

  • John-Boy

    Signs the world is coming to end? 2 Chainz nominated for Grammy.

  • Fuck Shady Records

    "Slaugherhouse" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    The Fun. album was dope... Lupe wins Rap Album of the Year. 'Niggas' cleans up with Rap Song and performance of the year.

  • Anonymous

    2 Chainz getting a Grammy nomination has to be one of the biggest joke ever.

  • Anonymous

    LUPE should get rap album of the year!

  • Anonymous

    Def Jam winning. 36 nominations. Beat that, YMCMB. Despite a few shitty artists, Def Jam is still the best label.

  • BLACK

    NAS SHOULD GET THAT BEST RAP ALBUM...BUT YOU KNOW THEY GONNA GIVE IT TO DRAKE.

    • Anonymous

      There's many rappers who.deserve a Grammy and Drake isn't one of them. His shit is more worthy of BET/MTV/AMA Awards, but not a Grammy.

    • ^

      Nas did not win a Grammy. I don't know what you're talking about. And Drake didn't deserve BNA (though i believe Mumford & Sons should've won that one).

    • Anonymous

      Nas already has Grammy awards and Drake got robbed for new artist of the year last time, so he deserves something!!

  • lupe fiasco

    luuuuuupe over any one best rapar

  • Anonymous

    The Grammys made a mistake. They should've put Take Care in either Best R&B Album or Best Urban Contemporary Album instead of Best Rap Album.

    • Ny-Harlem

      I been on this subject since Drake Album came out. Dude actually had some good music on his Album. But he made more of an RandB Album then a rap/hip hop Album. When i first heard drake i heard him rhyming in his verses and singing on his choruses. I thought that was some fly shit. He was nice spitting and ok singing.(well whispering into the mic actually) But now he just seems to put out nothing but RandB songs and he spit harder shit on other people shit then his own. In the end when he rhymes about hard shit its hard to take him serious. Also i don't think no man is as over sensitive as he is in his music. I just think Drake needs to stay in his lane. Dude is all over the place and he claim to be that nigga spitting that soft bullshit. Then he spit some shake your ass pop that pussy with French Montana. He got skills no denying but he comes off real lame. But lame is in now so its cool.

    • ^

      He's an ok rapper, but he's not THAT good. His skills are average, so he doesn't "rap better than 75% of tue rappers nowadays."

    • Anonymous

      Drake raps better than 75% of the rappers nowadays.

    • J

      I respect that. Not liking the music is your opinion. Its the ppl that hate on artist like Drake, Rick Ross, or Wiz because they don't like them personally that I dont get. Lets judge the music, not the person

    • ^

      That's your opinion. Me personally, I don't think Drake's album is that good. Not my type of music. I'm not hating, I'm just stating my opinion and I think Take Care is overhyped and overrated.

    • J

      Like him or not Drake made a great album. I didn't give it a listen until October of this year and decided to buy it. Good music is good music whether you like an artist or not. I find Nas to be crazy boring but after listening to Life is Good I was impressed. No need to hate on good music

    • Str8-H8

      No I did. I was just referring to Drake being nominated at all.

    • ^

      Looks like someone didn't read the comment right.

    • Str8-H8

      No they didn't. Any light-skin singer/delusional rapper qualifies for a grammy.

  • Anonymous

    NAS better fuckin win all of the grammys nominations, he deserves it the most! hes the only person 21 years deep into the game still droppng lyrical fire and none of that materialistic bullshit!

    • DJboutit

      K Rino has been dropping albums longer and he just might be a tad bit better his first album came out in 91 and he dropped 2 fire albums this yr

  • Anonymous

    another grammy for the roots

  • Anonymous

    interesting, i could see nas gettin some wins-he and throne have a lot of tracks that would appeal to grammys. rap album is life is good, throne or take care

  • Jarvis

    I understand many don't like what Rick Ross stands for personality wise but why continue to act like he didn't make a good album with GFID. It was a good album. No doubt. 2 Chainz is the only disgrace on the list. There are several others who deserved to be there but he was the only one that didn't deserve to be there in the first place

    • Anonymous

      GFID was garbage. The only good tracks on it were Sixteen, Triple Beam Dreams, & 3 Kings.

    • Anonymous

      and he a fatty

    • Anonymous

      The difference between Denzel and Ross? Denzel is more diverse and multi-dimensional, while Ross is still stuck in one bubble.

    • Anonymous

      I agree...but how many Gangsta & Drama movies has Denzel made with the same repetitive story and theme. He still a good actor and people DON'T hate on him. I'm just commenting on one album alone GFID is the shit. If you could relate to the life style he is "portraying" on GFID, they you would say the album is good. Since we are broke (like 2nd Anonymous dude above commented)...we HAVE to hate him.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^ Or maybe people hate him because his music is recycled garbage with repetitive themes.

    • @Anonymous (2nd one)

      I actually agree. Since Ross lied about his CO job when he was a teenager people have a hard time letting go, which I get. But I think people hate on him because he is always boasting a lavish life. Most people cannot relate because let's face it...we are broke!

    • ^

      Nah, you're wrong. GFID is not no movie. It's a shitty album.

    • Anonymous

      Co-sign. If people can get pass his history they will admit is a good album. He is an entertainer. Everybody knows he doesn't have 100 mils in his bank account and all that stuff he talks about but GFID is like a movie. When Denzel makes ganster movies does everyone on his nuts because he is not portraying a real gansta in is private life??? Who gives a fuck! Denzel is an actor. Rick Ross is an music entertainer. They are both performers and entertainers selling you the same product...entertainment! Only people with average IQ would get this. So fuck all you future haters replying to my shit.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, son. GFID ain't that good.

  • STRAIGHT NIGGA

    THE GAY AGENDA CONTINUES TO FORCE MUSIC FROM FAGGOTS INTO THE MAINSTREAM AND NOW THEY GOT THE HEAD FAGGOT IN CHARGE UP FOR SIX NOMINATIONS?! FRANK FAGGOT ASS OCEAN BETTER NOT WIN ONE GRAMMY OR WE'RE GONNA HAVE A REALLY SCARY FUTURE WHERE HOMOS RULE THE COUNTRY! WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE, AND PRAY TO GOD THAT FRANK OCEAN LOSES EVERY GRAMMY HE'S NOMINATED FOR! STRAIGHT NIGGA SIGNING OUT!

  • Anonymous

    No nominations for Nicki Minaj? YESSSSSS!! For once, the Grammys did the whole hip-hop/music community a favor by not nominating her and her trash album. Yet the Grammys continues fucking up (seriously? Rick Ross and 2 Chainz?).

  • R.Pgh

    damn the Roots are f'n due to win a Grammy for best rap album (they've one best song in the past). If not the Roots, then I hope Nas. It'll probably end up going by album sales, so Drake will win it. Not sure how 2 Chains was even put on that list.

  • chiefzs

    2chains over kendrick wow the grammys are weak

  • Just In

    Can someone plz tell me why Justin Bieber is not there?...LOL

    • Anonymous

      He's doing a concert at Chuck E. Cheese that night anyway.

    • Just In

      I think because it had to do with the last awards he was on. He was cocky and arrogant during his speeches and someone high up noticed...so I guess they were like. BUCK IT, BUCK dis white dude, he history, he gone, don't giv'm shit!

    • Anonymous

      They didn't nominate him for anything, which is a good thing.

  • OFWGKTA

    Congratulations to the homie Frank Ocean for six nominations. I knew he was gonna get this far.

  • Anonymous

    LAUGHTERHOUSE!! EMINEM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND MIXING!!!

  • stefaniecarter29

    uptil I saw the paycheck 4 $7666, I accept ...that...my friend woz like realey taking home money in there spare time from there pretty old laptop.. there friend brother haz done this 4 only about seven months and resantly repaid the mortgage on their cottage and bourt a top of the range Citron DS. we looked here..WWW.youtube.qr.net/jO4I/watch?v=bj0HlZWjcAQ

  • Anonymous

    Nas deserves to win everything hes nominated for, but he prob wont win anything...The grammys always does hiphop dirty..Unlike the other categories, they usually go by visibility. Whoever is on tv/radio the most wins... I think its cause the people judging this shit know nothing about hiphop

  • So Icy Boi!

    Rick Ross and 2 Cchainz get my vote. fuck NAS and The Roots. doze niggaz aint gagnstas. dey would get killed in da street. i would kill dem weak ass niggaz. swag

  • Erick Sermon

    Worst Grammy Awards ever.

  • ....

    It's bad enough that they don't actually have an award presentation for the "best rap album" but by having 2 Chainz and his shitty album included in that list makes it ten times worse.

  • Jarvis

    We all know the Grammy awards do a terrible job representing rap music. Its sad. I love this music and a notable award show doesn't even respect the genre. 2Chainz? Seriously? I don't care who you are, we all know his album was garbage. Big KRIT didn't even get a nomination. It seems to be more of a popularity contest with these people. I remember seeing the the Carter 4 nominated last year. This has to stop. The other nominees for best rap album are repeatable but having 2 Chainz in there disqualifies everything to me. With mixtapes being so big today, I believe notable mix tapes should start being placed into the best rap album category

  • BP

    you know hip-hop's had a good year when 3/6 of the best rap album nominees are actually worth listening to

  • sam snead

    Nas or Roots gets my vote

  • Brendon

    Kendrick isn't on the list cause his album missed the cut.. He will be on there next year.

  • Nazir

    Hopefully nas wins at least one award, its about time he gets some recognition from the Grammys. He should win best rap album but they will probably give it to Drake or the Roots. I think he has a better chance of winning best rap/sung collaboration with Cherry Wine.

  • Anonymous

    i cant wait to see them listing the nominees and they have to say 'niggas in paris'

  • Kaz

    Best rap album competition is tough this year.

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